When moving to a new home, there always seem to be a million and one things on your to-do list! Even when you complete one of the jobs, it often appears that two appear in its place. It can certainly feel like chasing our tails!
While we recognise that most people will have their hands full with the moving process, this could not be truer for those fellow parents reading this! We have our own responsibilities to manage while also pertaining to those of the rest of our household. It can often seem like a monumental task; believe us, we have been there!
If you have found yourself at wit’s end on how best to prepare for your new home, then you have found yourself in the right place, at the right time! We have detailed a helpful list of tips below, of which should be of some value when going through this often-lengthy process. Read on for more!
1. Making a Note of Important Details: This is a bit of an umbrella term and can include a vast range of details regarding a new home. The most crucial element to note when preparing for a new home is the initial move-in date. While this could often change due to obstacles cropping up, it is ideal that you have some sort of idea as to when you could be in your new home. Furthermore, on the off-chance that you are faced with an obstacle that results in a delay to your move-in date, you will want to have a back-up plan in place, just in case. It is undoubtedly better to be safe than sorry!
2. Organise Adequate Storage for Belongings: It goes without saying, but if you are faced with the situation where you are unable to move into your new home on the initial move-in date, the last thing that you want to be doing is transporting your belongings back and forth numerous times. While it is inconvenient for all parties involved, it could also be incredibly stressful, so this point is worth considering. Mainly if you have many belongings to move around, utilising services available – including the likes of self-storage units provided by Safestore – is a great way to go about it.
3. Child and/or Pet Proofing Your Home: This is for all those parents out there who have their hands full with their children and of whom are also a devoted pet parent! While this might not be at the top of your list of priorities when moving to a new home, it is undoubtedly something worth considering, especially if you have particularly young and curious children; this is something that will prevent them from coming to harm in any way.
4. Figuring Out What Is Going Where: If you ask us, this is one of the parts of moving to a new home that is particularly exciting! It allows us to explore our interior design tastes and to put our furniture in places that we think will be out of the way of any sticky fingers that may be roaming around! This is somewhat the least stressful part of the moving to a new house process. This is a really great time to get the children involved, too; allowing them to help in unpacking their belongings and tidying up after themselves not only teaches them some valuable skills but gives you a bit of a break as a busy, on-the-go parent!
Ok, while these are only some of the many things you could do when moving to a new home, we hope that it has provided some insight into the types of things you should consider when doing precisely that. One thing we can be sure of; this is a rather exciting time for you and your whole family!